Monday, 20 August 2012

TOPBOX - August 2012


Today my doorbell rang, and the postman was holding my long-awaited August Topbox! Topbox shipped out a little late this month because they were waiting on a sample. However, they are amazing at communicating with their subscribers, and updated their facebook page to tell everyone the reason why the boxes were shipping out late, and when they should be expected. That kind of amazing customer service is one of the reasons I adore Topbox so much! Many other subscription services are less forthcoming with their subscribers regarding their tardy shipping times. 
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Topbox is one of Canada's subscription beauty box programs. For only $10 a month (plus tax) you get a lovely box filled with premium cosmetic samples delivered right to your door. You can usually expect four samples per month, although sometimes you get more! What I really love about Topbox is that they know who they are as a brand. They consistently provide high-end or luxury branded samples, and you can almost always expect a full-sized product in your box!
As is to be expected, my parcel was very carefully wrapped in order to ensure safe travelling. Everything came in perfect condition.
In my August Topbox I received:
Marc Jacobs Dot perfume (4 ml) (full size retails for $79.00/50ml)
Expression Round Crease Brush ($16.00)
Pink Wipes (1 wipe) (15 wipes retail for $12.00)
Chloe L'eau de Chloe body lotion (30 ml) (full size retails for $60.00/200ml)
Kellett Skincare Clarifying Acne Treatment (10ml) (full size retails for $75.00/50ml)
+ a bonus item! Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner

August '12 Topbox
I received my Topbox a little later than a lot of other subscribers, so I had already read lots of spoilers and knew what to expect. Many other subscribers got an Expression blush brush rather than a eye shadow brush, and I was a little disappointed to receive the eye shadow brush because I could really use a new blush brush! Oh well, such is life! I have to admit, overall this isn't my favourite Topbox. However, it is nothing to complain about, either! I personally dislike receiving perfume samples in subscription boxes- I don't ever use them. I tried the scented Chloe body lotion and WOW, it is very strongly scented! I don't know if it is for me, but with scents it is a very personal thing. I think that is why I don't like receiving perfume products in beauty boxes- they're too subjective.
The Nexxus shampoo and conditioner samples are awesome! They are fairly large in size, and will last a good while. Kudos to Topbox for sending a shampoo and conditioner sample TOGETHER, rather than just a conditioner sample by itself or a shampoo sample by itself like Glossybox does.
The product I am most excited about in the August Topbox is the Kellett acne treatment! This is some high-quality stuff, and the sample is gorgeous! I hope it works as well as the product looks :)
Topbox is currently on a 4-5 month waiting list, so if you are at all interested in getting a subscription you should go to their website and get on the wait list today! If you want to get a beauty box subscription NOW and not wait for a Topbox, I strongly recommend Glossybox- I have some reviews of their boxes, check it out here.

--S

You can read about my May Topbox here. June Topbox here, July Topbox here

14 comments:

  1. You did get a few different things - that's a good-sized Kellet sample!

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    1. yes the Kellet sample is so nice looking indeed! I hope it works for me :)

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  2. I actually like the things you got! It's great how the company communicates with their subscribers:) The first (fall) luxebox is being shipped soon, and I hope it doesn't disappoint!

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    1. I am eagerly anticipating the new luxeboxes.I don't subscribe but look forward to seeing what you girls get!

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  3. I shouldn't have peaked since I just received mine today and I haven't gotten a chance to open it.. but I had to, and it was worth it haha x

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    1. HAHAHA I am the same way- I am the biggest peeker ever!

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  4. Still haven't got mine. Looks like my son will get the acne treatment

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    1. yay for your son, it looks like good quality stuff. You may get a different skin treatment based on your beauty profile though?

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  5. really interested in that acne treatment! If you love it would love to see a review :)

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  6. oooh I am so interested in the dot perfume!!! What's your opinion of the scent?

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  7. I didnt like the scent of Dot at ALL on me. Too florally and cheap smelling. Loved the Cloe Lotion though and the Acne treatment works amazing!

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  8. I actually just got my notification that I'm off the waiting list for this company today. I'm really jealous of your Marc Jacobs perfume sample! I've been eyeing it since the ads have been released! Ahh I'm so excited for my box to arrive in October! Thanks for the post!

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  9. It looks pretty good! :) I am super excited to tell you, Stephanie..I'll be getting my first topbox in October after waiting since February! Yeesh! It better be a good one! ;)

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  10. I just cancelled my subscription. The latest box I received had a perfume sample miniature size of Chloe (yucky), two single samples of a hair gel, a smaller than trial size bottle of spray gel... I could have received most of it for free as salons and dept stores give most of that for free, except for the spray gel, that was probably worth 3 bucks. Hardly worth the money. I haven't seen anything NEAR the eize of Nexus bottles etc.

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